Bhairav Temple, Photo: Manoj Bhandari

Bhairav Temple

About Bhairav Temple

Bhairavnath Temple or Bhairon Baba Mandir is situated south of the Kedarnath temple on the eastern hill of the lofty Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Bhairav – the fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva associated with destruction and devastation. 

In Kedarnathabout 800 metre further uphill trek from Kedarnath temple
0.8 km
From Kedarnath
30 mins

Bhairav Temple in Kedarnath

Bhairava is described as Kshetrapal who is the protector of the Kedarnath temple and the whole Kedar valley in the winter when the temple is closed. Pilgrims and devotees who travel all the way to visit Kedarnath temple also pay obeisance at Bhairavnath temple as per the ritual. The temple also offers mesmerizing view of the Himalayas and the verdant Kedar valley.

Location of Bhairav Temple

Bhairav Temple is located in In Kedarnath ( about 800 metre further uphill trek from Kedarnath temple).

Location & How to Reach Bhairav Temple

The Bhairavnath temple is situated just 1 km from the Kedarnath temple. Pilgrims and devotees have to engage in a moderate trek to reach the temple. Bhairavnath temple can be reached via Gaurikund which is the nearest motorable road which is connected with major cities in Uttarakhand such as Haridwar, Dehradun and Rishikesh. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun some 250 kms away while the nearest station is Rishikesh.

Read How to Reach guide for Kedarnath.

What is Bhairav Temple famous for?

Bhairav Temple is popular place for following activities/ interests - Temples.

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